Kyle Maland


Kyle Maland is a Partner in the San Diego office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment Practice. Mr. Maland’s practice focuses on representing employers, including government entities, against claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, failure to accommodate, whistleblower retaliation, breach of employment contract, and related torts. Mr. Maland also has experience defending against administrative claims brought before the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the California Labor Commissioner’s Office.

Mr. Maland also has experience defending against wage and hour matters involving claims of missed meal and rest periods, failure to pay wages and overtime, unlawful deductions, misclassification, and off-the-clock work brought on an individual, class and representative "PAGA" basis.

In addition, Mr. Maland advises and counsels his clients on employment issues such as hiring, employment agreements, independent contract law, policies, employee handbooks, leave law, and terminations.

Mr. Maland has achieved numerous cost-effective, favorable results for his clients. Mr. Maland has prevailed on several summary judgment motions, including obtaining summary judgment in a Private Attorney General Act "PAGA" and whistleblower retaliation case, a federal civil rights action, a failure to accommodate and failure to engage in interactive process case, and multiple discrimination and retaliation cases arising under the Fair Employment and Housing Act "FEHA." He has successfully briefed the opposition to an appeal before the State of California Second Appellate District. Mr. Maland has also successfully briefed and argued numerous demurrers on behalf of his clients.

Outside the office, Mr. Maland enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and rescue puppy, Lucy. He also enjoys surfing, cooking, traveling, and watching professional football; Go 49ers!


  • State Bar Admissions
    • California
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Central District of California
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of California




  • California State Bar Employment Law Section
  • San Diego Defense Lawyers Association


Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Juris Doctor, 2013

Arizona State University

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 2006

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